So... it's been a while since we got together for one of these shindigs, hasn't it? The last time we gathered to watch the Iowa cagers take part in basketball-related NIT shenanigans, Iowa State was still alive in the men's and women's NCAA Tournaments, Matt McDonough was only a one-time NCAA champion, and Lehigh wasn't yet everyone's second-favorite school. Such is the nature of wacky NIT scheduling, though.
The esteemed Mr. Cow has your preview needs covered for this game, and Mr. MyAss has opined on Oregon's court (and the nature of the Oregon-Nike relationship). There's nothing let to do but get to the game. So let us not forget the sacrifices made on Iowa's journey to the Pacific Northwest and round two of the NIT (mourn you 'til we join you, B-Stubbs) and let us root on the Hawkeyes. The game is on ESPNU/ESPN3.com at 4pm CT.
The usual open thread rules apply; I hope you know them by now. Go Iowa.